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Copyright: Marius Secan (marius-secan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2007 W: 0 N: 5412] (29598)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-05-30
Categories: Birds
Camera: NIKON D810, Nikon 300mm f/4D IF-ED AF-S + 1,4TC II
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-06-03 7:41
Viewed: 833
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Ortolan bunting (Emberiza hortulana) is a bird in the bunting family Emberizidae, a passerine family now separated by most modern scholars from the finches, Fringillidae. The bird's common name is French, from the Latin hortulanus, the gardener bird, (from hortus, a garden).

A native of most European countries and western Asia, its distribution throughout its breeding range seems to be very local, and for this no obvious reason can be assigned. It reaches as far north as Scandinavia and beyond the Arctic Circle, frequenting cornfields and their neighbourhoods. It is an uncommon vagrant in spring and particularly autumn to the British Isles.

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Hello Marius,
Beautiful collage of this Bunting. I like its majestic pose n the top of the branch. Against blue sky it looks nice. Well presentation.
Thanks for sharing,

Ciao Marius, two at the price of one, thanks, in each photo great capture of lovelybird in nice pose, fine details, wonderful colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

hallo Marius
great shot with good details and lovely colours
thanks gr lou

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-06-03 14:31]

Hello Marius,
What a neat idea to show this pretty bunting off from two points of view. I like it's cute white eye ring and rufous colored breast. A fine specimen and in sharp focus. Exposure is great and I really like the attractive light blue BG. Well done!!

Perfect collage Marius ,clear and sharp !!! TOP.

Thanks for sharing.


A very well managed combo of two different postures of this cute little Bunting, Marius.
Sharp images with a pleasant blue sky for background.
Thanks and regards.

Bonjour Marius,
C'est bien vu, mais surtout très bien restitué dans une belle lumière et sous une excellente profondeur de champ.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-06-04 13:33]

Hi Marius,looking left and looking right in a very original composition,like a mirror effect.Another great post made in the usual top quality,! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2015-06-05 4:47]

hello Marius,
lovely bird and beautiful photo,regards..

Hi Marius,
great portrait of this bunting we have also in Switzerland but I never managed to take such a pic!

Hello Marius

When teenager in early 80s, I have seen this bird on a book,
very beautiful photos with 2 different poses, fine POV
appropriate vertical framing, beautiful eye-contacts, TFS


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